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Frozen Pineapple Pie

Frozen Pineapple Pie

Treat yourself to a delightful Frozen Pineapple Pie, a refreshing dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. This easy-to-make pie features a creamy filling infused with the tropical flavor of pineapple, all nestled in a graham cracker crust. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or simply craving a cool treat, this pie is sure to impress.

Why Make Frozen Pineapple Pie

  • A deliciously creamy dessert with a hint of tropical sweetness, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
  • Quick and simple to prepare, requiring just a few basic ingredients and minimal effort.
  • Ideal for hot summer days when you need a refreshing and cooling dessert option.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-inch) graham cracker crust
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (with juice)
  • 4 ounces Cool Whip or sweetened whipped cream (optional, for garnish)
  • Remaining crushed pineapple (drained) or fresh pineapple (optional, for garnish)
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional, for garnish)

How to Make Frozen Pineapple Pie

  1. Prepare the filling: In a mixer bowl, beat the softened cream cheese at medium speed until smooth.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk: Gradually add the sweetened condensed milk to the cream cheese and continue beating at medium speed for about 2 minutes, until well combined.
  3. Fold in crushed pineapple: Gently fold in 1 cup of crushed pineapple (with the juice) until evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  4. Assemble the pie: Pour the pineapple filling into the graham cracker pie crust, spreading it out evenly.
  5. Freeze the pie: Cover the pie and place it in the freezer for 4 to 6 hours, or until frozen solid.
  6. Garnish and serve: Before serving, remove the pie from the freezer and garnish with Cool Whip or sweetened whipped cream, reserved drained pineapple or fresh diced pineapple, and optional mint leaves. Let the pie stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes before slicing.
  7. Store leftovers: Return any leftover pie to the freezer immediately after serving, ensuring it stays frozen until ready to enjoy again.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve slices of Frozen Pineapple Pie on a hot summer day for a refreshing and satisfying dessert option.
  • Pair with additional fresh fruit or a dollop of whipped cream for added sweetness and flavor.

Storage Info

  • Store any leftover pie in the freezer, tightly covered, for up to one week.
  • For longer storage, wrap the pie securely in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing.

Techniques or Tips

  • For a smoother filling, ensure that the cream cheese is softened before beating it.
  • Customize the pie by adding chopped nuts or shredded coconut to the filling for extra texture and flavor.

Variation

  • Experiment with different types of crusts, such as a coconut or shortbread crust, to change up the flavor profile of the pie.

FAQs about Frozen Pineapple Pie

Q: Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned? A: Yes, you can substitute fresh pineapple for the canned variety. Simply dice the fresh pineapple into small pieces and use it in place of the crushed pineapple in the filling.

Q: Can I make this pie ahead of time? A: Yes, Frozen Pineapple Pie can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer until ready to serve. Just be sure to allow it to thaw slightly before slicing and serving.

Q: Can I use a different type of crust for this pie? A: Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite crust, such as a cookie crust or a pre-made pastry crust, for a different flavor and texture.

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